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C P. VANDIVER. Ed. and Pno. HEYTESVILIiE. - ISSOlHtl Supreme Coart' Reporter. The Missouri supreme court at -some eo-venient date between this and Ju, meet en banc to apjoint 1ct1c. renottn and marshal to the court. These are all lucrative, honor able and important positions. Will the exception of the position of repor tcr the court will bate small difficulty in making a selection, as the re-ap- -mtment of none of the others will be contested bv a second applicant. The oiTke of reporter, however, for several reasons, has attracted quite a array of distioguised and learned members of the legal profession to contest for its honors and emoluments. Only lawyers, of course, are eligible to appointment, an us duties require an intimate knowledge of the hw, clow application, a logical mind and a quick legal perception to grasp the points f a case and to state in ckar and aca- tjtical divisioos the different legal propositions setL'ed by the opinion of the court The importance of a dear and comprehensive syllabi of every opinion delivered by the court can not be too strorgy stated, and the vexation and labor its lack, in the re ports of orr appellate courts, irr poses cfen those who require a perfect bed's eye" view of the mighty world cf modern case law," can only be ap preciated by the legal fraternity. The position, ol court reporter is not the ouVe adapted to the abilities of the Napoleons of the law. Dash, brillian cy, celerity of execution are qualities especially required of the advocate be fore juries in the trial of causes. Tbe reporter of a court, like the judjre on hc beech, must have a very different order of talent from the advocate. They are the careful engineers, who must survey the topography of the sit ixatioo, lay out the highways, build the lodges and erect the fortifications that shall strengthen axd defend the teas of the law. lion. Ferry S. Rader of Chariton county, honored and loved by every ooe m his own community for his learn ing, his impregnable integrity and his aniLbte character, and respected crtrj where by all who know him for his st er ling qualities as a man and a student, is a candidate, among many colters, for the apjioictroent. So far as we are advised he is tie only can dkiate from North Missouri who is seeking the honor. Mr. Frank M. Brown, the present reporter, who has .ekl the position for la years, we un derstand win return to the exr hwvc practice of the law at the end of hi I resent term, content wi;h tle ditin guised reputation he has made through lite oinplcte and acceptable discharge of the important duties imposed upon him. As an abstract proposition in social ctltics we are wi'.bng to admit thai all officers should be chosen alone oo the groumU of personal character and par titular fitness for each office, and that partisan set vice and bias should never enter into the determination ol sueJ. questions. Mankind, however, has cot yet arrived at that raillesial state of perfection. And we may expert for some years (it may be generation) to come to see judicial as well as all poliii-a-ofHces n!led by men selected for their partisan affiliations. If a man. then, must continue to be a Democrat or Republican io order to "hold our civil oKces. then partisan service, technical qialificatios bong equal, must be the final standard fur I rtfrrment. Judged by every rule th.it row con trols men in bestowing ohiical favors, Chariton county's (e m'ght almost say North Missouri's) candidate lor reporter, I Ion. Ferry S, Rader, is tlie equal in every respect to every candi date, and in some respects the supe rior of any before the supreme court Throughout the bitter war that ha Xeen raging between and in the great -poetical parties of this country over the mooetary problem, Mr. Rader has been among the boldest, ablest, most consistent and unwavering advocate of the popular idea -commonly called the "free sOver side of the question "Whether from the point of abtraii right this was the true side, it shall ro xjow concern us to icq lire. It can however, be tnithfu'l said in his dc Jccse that bis people firmly believed i to be right, and thai Mr. Rader en tered the raise with all the forces it his command, with the same devo that a knight of old followed the lead of his sovereign in his contests ith his enemies without stopping to Jebate questions of ethics or counting the cost. As editor of the JJntm &t. er. bis articles on the financial question were a more the ab'est, most learned and convincing that appeared on the subject, and at all times be was fair and courteous in bis treatment of the oinions of the otl side. On the 1. i.iiin in tt al discussion of the ua'iii great problem, be became one among the roost eloquent and persuasive c the'ree silver orators. Tbe ioplc have seen and known bis woiks and aithfulcess. and how when others be came fearful and Cdnted at the power ol the enemy, he continued bold and valiant. The Democracy in this part of the state desire to see him fidy re- warded for his service, and n me question were presented to them for decision. Ferry S. Rader would meive a'roost their unanimous rote. Mr. Rader has other qualifications of a higher order than party sernte to commend him to the favorable consid eration of the members of the supreme ourt. He laid the foundations deep upon which to build the superstruct ure of a well-rounded lawyer. He was reared in the school from which our great and useful men all tome tliat of personal stri-gle. sdf-ocri: 1 and self-reliance. His lather beloogcd to that class who devote their lives to self -denial and good works the Meth odist ministry and who raised and educated a large family of boys and girls on a meagre salary, that would daunt die average man, to become nolVe men and women an ornament to sot let 7 and useful to the state. The noble example of a wise tuber sowed the seed in the mind and heart of the susceptible Iwy, that has in ma ture years produced a vigorous, well rounded and manly chai tcr. In spite of ihe disadvantages tliat surrounded his youth. Mr. Rader de termined to get the added advantages . a J . 1? a tncrougn couege caucawn wouiu afford him io the battle of life. With this high aim ever before him he pre pared himself for college, put sard a full classical course and was finally graduated from Central college at Favette. Mo, AQer oniJetng his ollcgbte coarse. Mr. Kaaer laugni stiooi tor awhile duiing bis study foe admission io tre b?r. In h;s preparation for the life of a lawyer, his previous training in the cor t v iences at school artel in tol!ere iniioed uton htm the same tortion ami thorough iWsthatioo in- the .tfinciplcs of the law tliat 1 I had armatcd bmi from the le- -iaci - of his student We. As a r.r?cuToner he is thoiougli and accu- in 1 .MuMi,fin of hia tuj. and considers no drudgerv too sever;, v - - .-.1 . .v. - true principles that govern the deter mination of a given ase. The valuaMe w.ho4 in whi?h ls ei!v life w?s asscd. the bxLitw of in- duMry and se'l-rcliaoce that tramin fointed into the waip and woof of bs ttaiacter. the coue of iboroubaeM in tlie esitudes a lasi:'i1 edu-s!tii gwve him. his patient studv of his po t'osion and his dcvot'iou to its stciuest mancLtcs, base all coiilt luted to finaHy m?ke of bun the ieilec msi of the law. furnished unto i:s sevtrst rc q;iiements. And bis friends btrl"-ee tiial the out can make no mistake JkuM they lonfcr ujoo l.'un tW looQt lie asks of tleir favor, and e know that bis ajixjintment would ga i't iltousonds of the friends of iQid uai cnljers of the court all oct Cen tral and North Missouri. The Orrollton Democre: remarks that the opinion of tlie marshal of that town that all the saloons are closed on Sunday is the result of official Uind ness. We bave noticed that a similar defect of vision aHcU this oScial in other localirie, attended as well by deafness to the rattle of the bones' o the silooos, ki open viola boo of the license laws. The s'ght of a larger number than usual of the dtirens of CaroKton turn ing out to religious services 00 Sunday evening of last week, created i the mind of the Democrat reporter the x m rrrrua O the Fourth Wtriw of July bad conae to town. vbHc he had 1 been asleep. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. Two Sew Divorce Stilts. 'Ola Ecntley vs. Tony J. BcLt'cy and "Eddie C Slary vs. Fcrrv M. Stacy constitute the titles of two bran new divorce sr:ts that have been filed in the oflii e of Circuit Clerk Richardson, and which have been docketed for the coming Jay term ol circuit court at Salisbury. Hon. A. W. Johnson ol Salisbury is plaintiff's attorney in both tiscs. Mrs. Fentley, lor her canse of ac tion, states that she was lawfully mar ried to the defendant at St. Louis. Mo.. Oct. 6th. i So, and continued to live with him as his wife till Oct. i8lh, i Sot. when they separated for the reasons hereinafter stated, and have ever since lived separate anu apart from each other: That during all the time they tired together plaintiff faithfully demeaned herself and discharged all ber duties as the wife of defendant, treating him at all times with respect, kindness and a flection, but defendant, wholly disre garding his duties as the husband of plain tiff, treated ber in a cruel, bar barous and insolent manner that made her life miserable and ber cos dition intolerable. Flaint'tT then recites a long list f grievances, beginning with defendant taking to drink some nine months af ter their manbge. followed by per. sonal abuse of hin tiff and her people without any cause or ro vocation that plaintiff could sec. except that defend ant was drunk or under the influence of intoxicating liquors. This abuse, plaint! fJ alleges, was kqt up and grew worse from day to day, increasing in violence toward plaintiff, till blows took the place of words, and she was finally forced to leave lam, being afraid to live with him. Folh of the parties to the suit dux . ing t:ev roamed mc resided near Forest Green, and where the defend ant still lives, while the plain tuT is now making her home in Salisbury. No children were bora ol tbe mar riage. ITainufT prays only a for di vorce, and does not ask for alimony. Mrs. Slary. for her ause of action, says that on March 3rd, 1&S2, at the county of Chariton, state of Missouri, she wss lawfully married to the ,de fendaot, and continued to live with him as his wile till day of April 1S97. when she left him trrcicr the cir cumstances hereinafter stated, and has ever since lived separate and apart from him: Tliat while plaintiff and defendant li red together she faithfully dcroeane herself, etc , but defendant, wholly dis rrgsrding his duties as the husband of pbnsitir. treated ber m a harsh and 1 J v.. 1 1 trnei inanr.tr, nu uy pcraonai auuse. accretions and continued and "ccssivc ill treatment broke down puimtu neaui. ucruycu ncr peace ! of mind, and kepi her in surh fear and 1 1 .1 1 cireau 01 1.1m uiai ncr coouiuou in me became intolerable and unbearable and. in fear cf her life, she left hum When plaintiff and defendant were manied. the petition avers, defendant was a widower with three children and these did uot take kindly to plajntifl as tht rr step-mother, but kept up such a disturbance that plaintiffs situation was made so unpleasant that she had little ence of romd and no encourage ment from her husband, the defendant, who. in nearlv every case, sided with the children. Plaintiffs petition further states that soon after their first child was born in July. 1SS3. ocJcniiant began to pre tend that he was jealous of plaintiff and to accuse ber of being intimate with other men. and that, too. iu the presence of his children, greatly to the sttamc and humiliation of plaintiff. Plaintiff says further that she first left defendant in November. 1S9, but that he suliscciuenilv made atrtntJe knontMei acknowledging tliat be tvid mistreated her. arxi promisecl to do better, whereupon she agreed to Ivc with him again, after having been separated from bim for two or three months. , Short' y after this rrconolialioo plaintiff and defendant moved to Sal isbury where defendant bad traded lor some property and had the title placed in plaintiff's name, for the rea son, as he said, to protect her; but in 1 So 5 defendant traded the Salisbury jiroperty for a stock of goods at Shan Dondale. and induced plaintiff to exe cute deed therefor by having a bill of IIIM1IV sa r made to her of the romls and ur.mog th e Imsin ess in her aime. J.ln th early, part cf 197- plaintiff' discovered that defendant had ceased to deposit the money received from the business in l.er name, but bad changed banks and ws depositing the money in his own name. Plaintiff also charges that dating the year iSo6 defendant who had wars been a moderate drinker, beao drinking to grc-t euess. and to alue and mistreat plaintiff more than ecr, cursing and sweating at her without any cu;e or provoMion. and c alling her all manner of vile names in tlje prrser.rc of her own childicn. harg ing her with being cnnvnallv intimate with nearly every prominent man in the village, and threatening her life and the lives of otheis. while walking die floor with a loaded pistol, keepinj. pbintiff up the entire night and fright ening ner iki sne became so nervous and prostrate that her heahh was greatly impaired ami her mind almost destroyed. Plaintiff stood this ill treatment till she was afraid to live with defendant longer and left him. as before stated. Plaintiff says there were born of said martiage five rhildren, three of whom, viz: Blanche, axed 14; Mad"e. aed 10. and I.ela, aged about 4 years are now living and in the care and custody of plaintiff, the other two hav ing died in infancy. Plaintiff says further that defendant has some prouertv, but she is unable to say how much or where situated. and taat she has no means, except what she may have in the stork of goods belore mentioned, and that she is informed and believes tliat that has larj.e bills due against it, but cannot say positively, as defendant has bad the whole management of the business, and that she has been proprietress in name onlv. Wherefore she prays to be divorced from defendant that she may bave the custody and control of their said children, and reasonable alimony to prosecute her suit, and on final degree such further sum and may be just and such other orders and .decrees as may be right in the premises. EJopcf. Roy Holcomb. aged iS, and Miss Ora Furrow, aged 19. the former son of M. H. Holcomb, a well-known KejtesvDle lumberman, and the latter a winsome daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Furrow, who reside one-half inDe east of this place, eloped iu a conveyance belonging to Thrasn Pros.' livery stable yesterday morning about 4 o'clock from the residence of the jourg lady's ccusin. W. M. Willeit, on West Fridge street. It was tiie elop ing couple's purpose to get married, but in what direction they went or hat place was their objective point we are not dcfiuitclv informed, but we understand they went ftom here to Mar ccIine and intended to go from there to Ijudcus. At all events, "love will find a w?y.' and vie hope that 'tre this they have been happily married; that they will soon return home, and that parental blessings and the bene diction of their friends on the unn n of these two young hearts and lives will be showered upon ll.em in rich abun dance. Fkame-I.knt: An event of much social importance was the marriage of Mr. J. Edward Frame of Mendon and Miss Ida Iewis Lent of Brunswick which took place at Salisbury. Salur day. May 22nd. at hgh noon. Rev. R. J. Mansfield, a Baptist divine, offv iat ing. The young coop'e left on the evening train foi Chillicothc where thev will make their future home. The bride was handsomely attired in a traveling costume of tan and silver roicture novelty goods with purple satin and chiffon trimmings, and lock ed the picture of loveliness. Miss Ient is a niece of Mr. T. S. Griffcn, president of the First National bank at Brunswick, and is an accomplislied young lady, possessing those qualities that endear her to all who know her. Mr. Frame is an exampUry young man and is quite popular, while his selection of a life-partner is indicative of hb sound judgment and exceeding good taste. The best wishes of their manv friends attend them in their present and future relations, as man and wife. Face Yeillajs. Daotr creations that will set oft and enhance tlie beauty of your spring costume, and at a very slight cost. tine assortment la select frcm at Mrs. C T. VandiveTs. FysapeBas Afflict ai for More Than Twenty Years No Symptoms of the Trounla S!nc& Taking Hood's. M For more than 10 jean I wis troubled with erjiipcta and I bave derived so niach benefit from Hood's ScrRa?ill& I fuel it ray duty to recommend It. The erysipelas appeared on rcy h;ad and mas attended with greet swellings, Intolerable boat, aerera pain, drow- alncu and at times dellrlaro. Physicians praseribed for iae, bat with only t?rapo rary relief. Aboct a year and a h alt ago I txan tckic Hood's Sarxapariila aad I took tour bottles. Since the I have not had the least symptom of erysipelas. Iam alo ttxllrjr better In every way." Mho. SCiVN I JGHNEOJJ, IIoUow, Mi--ocrl. 5 Sarsaparillau ft; art for &S. The One True Blood Purifier. are rwety 'Stable, re rlOOU S PlllS Cable and beneficial. 2SO. Flae Tailoring. A perfect fitting, well-made tailor suit of clothes, from uifadable goods of appropriate pattern is necessary to every well-dressed man. I keep al ways on hand a brge line of samples and guarantee satisfaction. A. Harms. C M. Goodeix of Philmoulh, Mon tana, says the Carrollton Republican Record, has just purchased of J. H Rea & Son two young jacks, for which he paid $500 cash; 1 5 head of Short Horns. 10 Jerseys and two Galloway buils. The Republican Record forgot or preroeditatedly refused, for reasons locked within tlie breast of its hide bound protection editor, to give the prices of the three last named classes of animal. The Courier will con tinue to collect the minutest drop of piosperity discovered by our pro tection exchanges, and carefully pre serve the same for the refreshment and encouragement of the faithful. For the information of the R.-R. bigot, the "ralaniitv howler" for the Courier will state ttat he distinctly remembers, in the good times of plenty of money when single jacks sold for from $1,200 to $1,500. and bu'l calves at weaning lime went like hot cakes to a hungry crowd t from $150 to $300. And in O toner, 1S70, saw a lot of beef steers sold at $12.50 per hundred pounds gross, bringing the phenomenal price of $265 per head. Trot out your old t;o'd standard prk cs, and if we don't double discount liicrn with prices of the good old times then we will bind oune!f to et the Republican buzzard, gold stan dard a -id prohibitive tariff. Frof. J. F. Jones, the newly elected principal of our public schools, came to Ketcsvi!!e by the noon train Thursday. The object of his piesent i-it is to get somewhat better ac quainted with the jtttrons than he has vt had opport unity to do, survey ihe fk!d he mint cultivate next year and look around for a place to set i:p his "household gods." Mrs. Jones is now- with her father and fam ily at the old homestead, lllackburn. Saline county, where she will remain ntil the removal to Keytesville. The professor win be away from his family the larger part of the summer attend ing institutes, and other assemblies i--irrnized bv disciples of pedagogy. When be locate at Keytesville he will nove into the V. F. Crawley residence iiroptv. now occupied by the family of W. V. Duncan. Rev. Ik J. Guthrie, pastor of the colored Daptist church at thi place, had been holding stirring revival meetings with his congregation for more lliao a week prior to last Sunday. In the afternoon of that day he gath ered together the fruits of his labors and proceeded to the fcfussel Fork where the ordinance of baptism, by im mersion, was administered to 1 7 con fessing believers. Ye scribe was not present, but saw the usual crowd of curiooity-seekers, mixed with th de vout, crowding to witness the admin istration of this solemn ordinance. Dr. S. W. Downing, wife and son, Ben Hardin, leave for Centralia to night, near which place Mrs. Downing and son will spend several weeks the guests of her fatlier and mother, R, G. Harris and wife. While, absent the doctor will purchase a horse to replace the one he lost by drowning in the ussel Fork, through the carelessness ( Walter Ering, several weeks ago. The doctor expects to return to bis prof clonal work in a lev days. rvlrt! rN. mv m E fri'J V-A kr Vl avTTSM Tt iXy 4 II Ui V LIS A Talk About Stoves. Yes, there are a gTeat many binds-. of stoves. Heaung stoves, cooking stoves, wood stoves, coal and gasoline - stoves. But as the heating stove sea. son is adout over, I want to talk with you about cocking stoves. Tlie best, the very fcst, cooking stove, is the - "Superior." It is not odIv "Superior" in name, but superior in reality. It requires less fuel, cooks more evenly and keeps the cook in a better humor than any other cooking stove in the market. It has a fire-back that is -warranted for 15 years, and the roost desirable modern improvements known to the manufacturers of cooking stoves. It win actually cook with both oven doors wide open, as many who bave tned it will testify. While I could tell you a great deal more about the merits of the "Su perior,M I want to say that I also carry seven or eight other brands ot cooking stoves and two makes of steel ranges. Q,ueens-srar9. I have just received an elegant line Eoglish, Decorated Semi-Porcelaira Queensware, of 1897 patterns, which can not fail to please you. Will take pleasure in showing this superb line to- newly married couples and others who contemplate getting married. Hardware. My stock of Hardware, Tinware Cutlery and Garden Tools, was never more complete. Come and see me z uurs truly, W. D. VAUGHAN, Keytesville, Mo. Notice. 1 I have sold mv real estate in Mis souri and intend about September ist next, to remove to Texas. On every Saturday from this date to that time I can be found in Keytesville. prepared; to pay 100 cents on ibe dollar on all the debts I owe. and I want everybody who owes me to do likewise. I must, have what is owing me or I wiJl ber compelltd to bring suit on the same. Respectfully. . J xo. Q. Perkins. Keytesville. Mo.. May 14th, '97. Ee;! Ue-.s! Metal, je.ve.eo lez-ilier and linen belts at Mis. C. I. V.'-nci:ver"s irem 10 cents to $1.50. The traditinnnl ii"reuiu of the mother-in-law foi persecution has just broken out ia a Jen- pv.d horrible form, and if not arrested oVl Hymen had as well extinguish the fues on his altars and close his lemjiles uiitil more quiet times. This inventor of new torments for unfortunate bereOirts 1ms her home in Livingsfou ountv. Fourteen months ago Jo.t-ph Logsorrii of Lud low married set ami pretty Mmnie Adams of Monroe lowns'iip. So de voted ws the mothei to the daughter ihatforyeais prior to rhe. marriage they had been onsiant bedfellows, and the mothei hd often warned Jos eph during the coupilrp thai she in tended to continue ihe ustom after marriage. The 2ce.ii lover, however, treated it simp'y as an lolc threat, and went to the murppge like a iamb to the slaughter wiilion; a ir.r.ifi of appre hension. The s?qu;l proved the ter rible earnestnes of she toieal. Mother aod daughter continued 10 occupy the s?me led, while ilie wronged husband: might make Ms where he could find, one. Oo one or two occasions the iron rule was broken, and the poor fel low was granted the mean prv'lege of lyijg beside his wife, while the mother in law kept cruel wauh from a conven ient bed in die same apartment un?er the revealing glare of a biilliant lamp light. Joseph stood the indignity for fourteen months, but cot being cast in the same platonic roouli of the Jew ish youth of the same illustrious name the wronged husband has fled from the wrath of mother in-law and will atk. the courts to Dissolve s union that brought not the joy s of a married life tl e companionship of wife.